Psalm 146:6

Hebrew Bible

5 How blessed is the one whose helper is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God. 6 The one who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who remains forever faithful, 7 vindicates the oppressed, and gives food to the hungry. The Lord releases the imprisoned. 8 The Lord gives sight to the blind. The Lord lifts up all who are bent over. The Lord loves the godly.

1 Enoch 101:8


7 And at His reproof it is afraid and dries up, and all its fish die and all that is in it; But ye sinners that are on the earth fear Him not. 8 Has He not made the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein? Who has given understanding and wisdom to everything that moves on the earth and in the sea. 9 Do not the sailors of the ships fear the sea? Yet sinners fear not the Most High.

 Notes and References

"... Having portrayed the sea as God’s creation (verse 6), the writer now more broadly includes “heaven and earth and everything that is in them” (the italicized text being all that remains from the Greek). Except for the lack of a reference to “the sea”, the text draws on the language of Psalm 146:6 (“who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them”), in which the declaration of God as Creator of all is linked to God’s activity on behalf of those who inter alia are the righteous oppressed (verses 7–9; see also 4Q521 7+5 ii 2 and especially an allusion in 2 ii 1–2 and 5, 8) ..."

Stuckenbruck, Loren T. 1 Enoch 91-108 (p. 481) De Gruyter, 2007

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